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African Heritage House

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Mombasa Road | Box 17871, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews of this unusual place, five of us decided to spend a day and night at Heritage House. The owner and collector, Alan Donovan, was prompt in emailing me on details. To our relief, a staff member was waiting for us along a service road on Mombasa Rosd to direct us to the house Alan constructed over twenty... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a hidden retreat, one of those hideaways you somehow would like to keep to yourself. But here goes. This is a wonderful, charming place with a beautiful scenery, and a “house” with brings you in a feeling of some sort of “Alice in wonderland” in an African context. The hospitality is great and it seems like the servants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

While I had been to Nairobi 2x I had not heard of AHH and now I want everyone to go! Alan Donovan led our tour in the most amiable personal manner possible. His collection is amazing and his passion for retaining African culture inspirational. If you chance to be in Nairobi and environs, do reserve a spot on this tour,... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A group of 8 of us made a 3 hrs tour of this Heritage House. Alan Donavan, co-founder and world renowned artist, led us in a tour of his collections of arts and historical artifacts. We can feel his passion and love for his life-long collections. However, the African Heritage House is being threatened by the proposed construction of a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Alan Donovan has made Africa his home for more than 40 years. The African Heritage House is the culmination of his amazing experiences throughout the great continent and a tribute to his vast knowledge and talents. I will never forget my first impression upon arriving at the property. Here was this incredibly beautiful exotic structure with the Nairobi National Park... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the the House with some friends on a Sunday afternoon.quite a jewel in the middle of Nairobi...i was really impressed by the collection of artifacts and the historical artifacts Mr Donavan has collected over the years.The Food was fantastic and really enjoyed the tour of the house.Highly recommended!

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1 Thank AAN824
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I spent one night at African Heritage House and it was an amazing experience and very inspiring to have a look into the culture of african history. Excellent food and a really nice place to get away from the citylife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

For authentic Kenyan hospitality and art, coupled with a unique lodging experience, you don't need to travel further than the African Heritage House in its setting on Nairobi National Park, while only 25 kilometers south--but a world away--from the hub-bub of downtown Nairobi and close to the Kenyatta and Wilson airports. To recognize this special place, the Kenyan government in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I spent one night at Allans place and could have stayed forever. It is the most amazing house I have ever seen and Allan took good care of us. I recommend that all visiting Kenya should visit Allans place.

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2 Thank souf100
Syracuse, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

An interesting personality, and even more impressive collection of African Art, housed in a Gatsby-esque treasure. This is the amazing story of Alan Donavan, which would be hard to find anywhere but Africa, and is recountered by the principle protagonist himself, offered freely with a self- depricating wit, and obvious genius, who has attemped much. A more incredible B&B experience... More 

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